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Sociology
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SOC100H5
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Dax Urbszat

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Chapter 7: Race and Ethnicity  DEFINING RACE AND ETHNICITY  What is race?  • The first 2 pages talk about race and intelligence where people belie • ve blacks and jews were not as smart or capable as whites. Likewise with sports, blacks take up  the majority of population in sports.  • Prejudice: an attitude that judges people based on their characteristics • Discrimination: treating people unfairly because they’re in a group  • Race: a social construct used to distinguish people by their physical markers.  • Scapegoat: someone who disadvantaged and let people blame the shit out of them for no reason.  Ethnicity related to culture and social structure  • Ethnic Group: people who perceived cultural markers are deemed socially significant • Ethnic values and culture have less of an effect on how people behave than we think it’s the  fucking social structural differences.  • An example, Jews and Koreans will be discriminated against but compared to slvery of  Aboriginals it’s no compare, so the social structural shit makes it easier for J&K to be successful Resource and Opportunities • Basically economic opportunities and resource that people have determined their success.  • John Porter called Canada a vertical mosaic which is a highly ethnically and racially stratified  society. (mid­twentieth century)  • Deeply rooted in social structure rather than biology and culture. SYMBOLIC INTERACTIONISM, RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS  What are labels and identity? • Talks about John Lie and his life being bullied for being Korean • How your social context can change or reshape a person’s racial and ethnic identity • Labels and identity are generally negotiated, outsiders impose a new label on top of original label,  then the “insiders” either reject, modify, or accept the label  What’s the difference between impositions versus choice?   • There has been wider variations where people can choose their racial and ethnic identity freely.  • Example, Irish people had a negative perception but over the years they have achieved upward  mobility. • Symbolic ethnicity: nostalgic allegiance to the culture of the immigrant generation / motherland.  (ST. PATTY DAY MOFO) • Racism: belief that visible characteristics mean they are inferior so its okay to be evil and  discriminate them • Institutional racism: Bi
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